Side swept bangs is a style of bangs that features a side part. Slightly longer than straight-across bangs, side-swept bangs can hide fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Unlike regular side bangs, your hair simply frames your face when your bangs are side-swept. Find your inspiration in these side-swept hairstyles and haircuts.
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#1: Flowing Fringe for Fine Hair
A flowing fringe for fine hair is more desirable as a smaller section of hair can be used without taking too much hair in comparison to a full heavy bang. Whatever length your hair is, a long flowing fringe sweeps the face beautifully. It creates volume due to the added width to the face area. It’s also a great option if your hair is thinning in the recession area as it allows the hair to sit forward and cover areas you may be conscious of.
#2: Long Blonde Hair with Side-Swept Fringe
To stand out in a crowd, try long blonde hair with a side-swept fringe. Side-swept bangs conceal forehead wrinkles and give softness to a long face. Keep in mind, long blonde hair is extremely high maintenance, and if done incorrectly, extremely damaging. Salon visits every 4 weeks for color, trims, and conditioning treatments will have to be made.
#3: Sleek Bob with Side-Swept Fringe
A bob with a side-swept fringe is ideal for women with thick hair. It’s stylish and the fullness of the cut is necessary to create the perfect, round bob. Tuck your hair behind your ear to give yourself different styling options, too.
#4: Shaggy Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
A shaggy pixie with side-swept bangs frames the face nicely. Choppy layers around the face create an edgy look and more texture can make a heavier bang easier to style.
#5: Wavy Swept Fringe
A wavy swept fringe is a great match with a medium-to-short, wavy haircut. This fringe is waved and beautifully blended into the rest of the locks. The whole hairstyle grants fuller cascading bangs, giving tresses more body and volume. To achieve these beach waves, use either round brush while blow-drying, or bend your hair with a flat iron.
#6: Sweeping Fringe for Women with Curly Hair
Try a sweeping fringe for women with curly hair to add extra lift and height to your curls. The longer tousled bangs blend into layers, which give the curls more bounce. They also create a rounder shape, which has a softening effect on the face.
#7: Side Sweeping Feathered Black Hair
The benefit of side-sweeping feathered black hair is to add movement around the upper area of the face. Darker hair colors are lucky in that they have a ton of shine. However, they can need a little lift and movement to avoid the hair falling too flat. Aim for a long layered shape to enhance and accentuate your gleaming locks.
#8: Side Swept Style for Thick Bangs
Try a side-swept style for thick bangs if you’re one of those ladies blessed with lots of hair. Sometimes with thicker hair, you can feel swamped by it, and adding bangs can heighten this feeling. So, opt for a side-swept style, which visually lightens the hair. It creates movement in the area where your hair is weighted down.
#9: Deep Side Part Fringe
A deep side part fringe matches any haircut, and one of those is a lob. The greatest thing about bangs on a slant is that it adds extra spice to the hair without drastic change. Swept bangs hairstyles are best for ladies with straight hair that need extra volume.
#10: Elegant Side Swept Bangs for Long Hair
Elegant side-swept bangs for long hair looks great on a wavy texture. The combination creates a movement that adds life to tresses. Side swept fringe can change your look without having to chop off the length. They don’t appear as dramatic as forward, long bangs. This trend is for the ladies who don’t want a drastic makeover.
#11: Lob with Side-Swept Bangs and Dark Brown Waves
This lob with side-swept bangs and dark brown waves has a length that offers versatility. It isn’t too short so that hair can put into an updo. It isn’t too long either, so the hair keeps its fullness. This lob is excellent with or without waves, too! Ladies with any face shape can enjoy such a haircut, for sure.
#12: Long Pixie with Long Sweeping Bangs
Rock a long pixie with long side-sweeping bangs to look sharp and fierce! This short haircut works so much better if the tresses are straight or a little wavy. With short hair and long side bangs, you can keep it simple when it comes to styling. A lightweight matte finish putty to add a little bit of grit and texture is all you need.
#13: Medium Length Hairstyle with Swept Bangs
This is a medium length hairstyle with swept bangs that can pull off on any occasion. The ends graze the collarbone, which gives the cut the perfect length. It’s ideal if you can’t decide whether to go short or long. Such a style of bangs is great for women with a small forehead, too. This entire style proves that medium hair and side-swept bangs are a great combo.
#14: Flipped Out Swoopy Bangs
Flipped-out swoopy bangs blend seamlessly into multi-layered hair, making them suitable for women who love lots of movement in their hair. Side-swept bangs hairstyles are a little longer in length, grazing the cheekbone giving a very soft feminine feel to the hair. Try blowdrying the bangs with a large round brush on top of your head and let it flip out to the side for a full-on swoop.
#15: Sleek Straight Hair with Side Swept Bangs
Featuring sleek straight hair with side-swept bangs to frame the face gorgeously. It’s classed up with a beige blonde hue, flattering neutral skin tones. Long hair like this offers versatility, as it can be worn up with a pony or down with waves, for truly unique red carpet styles.
#16: Blunt Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
Straight blunt bob with side-swept bangs appears more glamourous with a blonde hue. It’s so modern and easy to style. A blunt, slightly angled bob with side-swept bangs can be worn with tousled waves, too! The longer side-swept style is ideal if you want cheekbone-grazing bangs, but you can’t commit to a straight-across fringe.
#17: Short Side Swept Fringe
A short side-swept fringe is over-directing the bangs to the opposite side of where you part your hair. Stylist Jennifer Bomes of Colorado used a combo of point and slide cutting methods for this chop. “I even texturized the ends to piece out and add movement,” she says.
“For ladies experiencing hair loss around the face, bangs are a great option,” Bomes notes. “They help the hair grow out in a healthy, stylish, and flattering way!”
#18: Edgy Lob with Side Bangs
This edgy lob with side bangs is versatile and easy to jazz up. The fringe adds more volume and body to the hair, especially when the entire style is wavy. A long bob with bangs like this can appear even softer if painted a bright beige blonde hue.
#19: Long Side Swept Fringe on Shoulder Length Hair
The long side-swept fringe on shoulder length hair looks chic and soft around the face. Just ask for a haircut with side-swept bangs and part the hair to one side. It works on straight, blonde locks the most. A more horizontal swoop suits longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density. A more vertical swoop suits a wider face shape with hair that is medium in texture and density.
#20: Wispy Sweeping Side Fringe
A wispy sweeping side fringe is ever so softening which most face shapes can benefit from, especially longer face shapes. The wispy side bangs haircut motions across the forehead to shorten the length of the face, focusing the attention on your eyes.
#21: Side-Swept Bangs with Long Layers
Try some side-swept bangs with long layers for a very chic and feminine finish. This long layered haircut gives tresses more body and life. Such a great way to frame the face without over-layering the hair. The result is impeccable when a woman with long hair wears it in a knot with a few pieces falling around the face.
#22: Freshly Layered Side Swept Bangs
Experience freshly layered side-swept bangs to level up a mid-length chop. The fringe helps to add movement to wavy hair. Add some layers to the hair, too, and enjoy a more textured and chic finish.
#23: Textured Layered Bob Cut with Choppy Bangs
Wear a textured layered bob with side-swept choppy bangs to achieve a more modern, lived-in vibe. The fringe is what customizes the appearance of the bob cut. Keep in mind that the forehead is the most crucial factor to consider in deciding the best length of the bangs. If the fringe is longer, it becomes versatile for trendy styling.
#24: Long Side Swept Bangs with Ombre
Long side-swept bangs with ombre are the ideal choice for women who cannot commit to full bangs. Stylist Tim Pascoe of Australia crafted this side-swept haircut while considering elevation and angle.
“It can suit most face shapes, but is especially good on a smaller forehead,” Pascoe suggests. “It’s also ideal for a more angular face shape as the soft curve in the bangs gives the illusion of an oval shape.”
#25: Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs for Older Women
Wearing a pixie with side-swept bangs for older women can help hide forehead wrinkles. Playing around with the length and texture of the fringe helps to keep your haircut interesting.
#26: Blonde Wavy Chop with Side-Swept Fringe
Try a blonde wavy chop with a side-swept fringe to bring a youthful and lifting effect to the face. A bangs style like this is perfect for a mature face and can give amazing volume and movement to brighten up the overall look. Versatility is a bonus with a style like this as it can be really personalized to work with your hair texture.
#27: Curly Hair with Side-Swept Bangs for Women Over 50
Curly hair with side-swept bangs for women over 50 really helps to create a softer look around the face. Bangs are great for anyone looking for a new look but who wants to keep their hair length. Bangs are also great to hide any fine lines or wrinkles that we achieve over time. They are also helpful in aiding to camouflage some of those unwanted grays that may appear around the hairline.
#28: Short Chop with Full Side-Swept Bangs
Try a short chop with full side-swept bangs if you are wanting a fresh look without going drastically short. Side-swept bangs are excellent for naturally leading the eyes to features of the face that you want accentuated, or moving the eye away from features that you want diminished. The short chop brings a new life into the hair as it instantly looks thicker, healthier, and can even make you look younger. Middle-aged and mature ladies tend to have the best results with this cut as it can be a great transition from longer hair to short hair that is easier to care for.
#29: Inverted Bob with Side-Swept Fringe
Consider a bob that is inverted with an added side fringe if you are looking for a new stylish hair cut. This cut works on all hair textures and is easy to maintain with a quick blowdry. Did you know a bob is one of the easiest styles to grow out? So why not give it a try. A bob is also very versatile and can be worn air dried, straight, or curled with an iron.
#30: Sleek Short Bob for Women Over 60
Women over 60 can definitely rock a sleek short bob. This cut frames the face in a flattering way and keeps you feeling youthful. Apply a pea-sized amount of Kenra Silkening Gloss before styling to help give you shine and smoothness.
#31: Extra Short Haircut with Full Side-Swept Bangs
Go for an extra short haircut with full side-swept bangs. A deeply parted pixie gives interest and asymmetry to a short pixie. A great cut for finer textures and pear or inverted triangle face shapes looking for body around the crown area.
#32: Deep Side Part with a Large Swoop Bang
A deep side part with a large swoop bang is the showcase of this amazing cut. A deep side-swept fringe is a great hack when hiding weaker or smaller foreheads, and when shaped into a pixie cut, can help balance out square and triangle face shapes vs. wearing a chin-length bob.